Under Fire in Israel: A Special Report

Ashdod, March 15, 3:30 PM: I had just parked my car in the Southern Israeli city of Ashdod, near where a Palestinian rocket had earlier smashed into a main street, when the air raid siren went off again.

No matter how many times one has heard it, when the siren goes off to warn of rockets heading your way, survival instincts take control.

I found myself running into the closest residential building, where I gathered with a group of random passers-by at an entrance to a bomb shelter, far from the building's entrance.

The IDF's Home Front Command would be pleased; this was the textbook response, in line with instructions passed on to civilians....

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